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Job listing closed on 29 May 2024

Grants Data and Budget Manager - NBA Foundation

🇺🇸 New York City, NY, USA
Full Time
6+ years exp.
US$100,000 – US$110,000 per year

WORK OPTION: In-Office 4 days/week in New York, NY

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Position Summary:

We are actively seeking a Grants Data and Budget Manager to help steward the first-ever NBA Foundation (NBAF), a public 501(c)(3) charity, dedicated to creating greater economic empowerment in the Black community! We are looking for an experienced grantmaking professional to support the grant-making process and develop foundation programming. You will perform and be accountable for grantmaking activities, including reviewing and analyzing proposals, writing recommendations for funding, monitoring and evaluating overall grant performance, and supporting the Foundation's strategy implementation for national and local grants in conjunction with the league’s 30 NBA teams. You will investigate and evaluate all contributions to the development of the Foundation's initiatives and program objectives. As a Grants Data and Budget Manager, you will also serve as a pivotal contact with grantees, and own a portfolio of grant programs and projects to ensure compliance with approved budgets, schedules, and resources. You will also serve as a key contributor to the data and evaluation processes for the Foundation. The Grants Data and Budget Manager will report to the Director of Programs, and actively partner with the broader NBA Foundation Team and leadership to advance the foundation’s mission and grantmaking goals. Is this something you are passionate about and want to build with us? If so, we want to hear from you!

Major Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and implement grantmaking activities, policies, and procedures.
  • Work with the Director of Programs and key stakeholders to support the analysis, reporting of, and implementation of the NBA Foundation’s strategy
  • Coordinate data management and monitor data integrity through reporting, ensuring the security of grant application submissions, processing of payments within financial compliance guidelines
  • Develop and closely monitor the grantmaking database ensuring compliance around grants management and that industry best practices are incorporated with the highest standards
  • Provides grants management and budgeting support for annual reporting and audits.
  • This role has broad responsibility for monitoring the flow of grant-related transactions for the Program and Grants Team and serves as budget manager, project manager, grantee capacity builder, problem solver, and data analyst for a large portfolio of grants focused on economic opportunity for Black youth.
  • Build grant proposals and recommendations that align with the overall mission and follow funding guidelines and criteria.
  • Support the activation of the NBA Foundation’s mission through coordination and execution of signature events, partnership development, and serving as an ambassador to the NBAF externally
  • Develop positive relationships with NBA teams to support local grantmaking and programming efforts within NBA team markets.
  • Support engagement around philanthropic endeavors with nonprofit organizations, NBA teams, players, legends, and the media in NBA markets and communities across the United States and Canada.
  • Demonstrate positive relationship management and effective communication to provide timely responses and information vital for the Foundation’s leadership to make informed decisions.
  • Represent the Foundation in meetings with grantees and/or various speaking engagements and conferences that advance the foundation’s mission.
  • Develop lasting relationships and collaborate with partners including NBA staff, NBA team staff, players, legends, coaches, and executive leadership within public organizations.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Strong commitment to advancing the mission of the NBA Foundation and amplifying the success of its grantees
  • Demonstrated ability to lead large-scale projects, data management/analysis, financial planning, auditing, and/or strategic programmatic operations.
  • Experience monitoring and evaluating program efficacy and impact as well as managing multifaceted projects
  • Experience managing grantee relationships and working with organizations to build and strengthen capacity
  • 6-8 years of philanthropic grantmaking experience, with significant experience managing large volumes of grants and diverse sets of stakeholders
  • Ability to collaborate with boards of charitable organizations and leadership.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to articulate the purpose of the Foundation and managing relationships
  • Extensive experience working within the FLUXX database management system and comfortable with applying financial analysis and performance/operation metrics
  • Experience in providing training and technical assistance when troubleshooting.
  • Critical thinker and analyst with the ability to foster strong relationships and articulate the reach and impact of the foundation’s work.


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's degree preferred

Salary Range: $100,000 - $110,000

We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.